With winter about halfway over, many homeowners are looking forward to spring and springtime projects. Among the most popular household projects are remodels, particularly in bathrooms. One thing we urge our customers to keep in mind, however, is that it’s often not a great idea to attempt a bathroom remodel on your own, without the help of a professional.
Trying a DIY bathroom remodel, when there is so much plumbing involved, could potentially damage the plumbing or even end in an installation gone wrong due to improper measurements and whatnot. What you need for the job is a qualified professional plumber, which is where our techs come in! We are happy to share with you some of the most important considerations to make when planning a bathroom remodel. Read on to learn more!
Consideration #1: Older Homes Often Need Repiping
Do you have a home built prior to 1970? If so, there’s a good chance that your piping has aged to the point that it needs to be replaced. Older plumbing has a greater chance of getting corroded and rusted through, which will eventually cause damaging and water-wasting leaks, leaving you spending money that you would much rather save!
When it comes to remodeling your bathroom, consider that most of your plumbing is going to be exposed during the job, so it’s the perfect time to schedule repiping services—at least for the bathroom! A whole-house repiping job can benefit you even more, but we totally understand if you want to be more careful with your budget.
Consideration #2: Your Budget
Speaking of that budget, here’s the second thing you should consider with your bathroom remodel. There are many different features to consider when it comes to determining the total cost of your bathroom remodel job. For instance, do you plan on moving any fixtures? This can include the toilet, or even a kitchen sink. Or, you might want to install a larger toilet, hypothetically speaking. The cost may increase as a result.
Every plumbing fixture and appliance in your bathroom has to be properly fitted and aligned with the space they’re being installed in. This is so any construction and adjustments can accommodate them. By considering your budget at the start of your bathroom remodel project, you’ll have a lot less stress later on. We are happy to discuss your options with you—just give us a call!
Consideration #3: Efficiency
When you hear us say the phrase “energy efficiency,” you likely think about your electrical appliances, HVAC systems, and maybe even your home’s lighting. These do all of course contribute to your overall energy usage, but your plumbing appliances can also help with a different kind of efficiency: water efficiency.
Today’s modern plumbing installations include low-flow showerheads, low-flush toilets, and other plumbing appliances that help reduce water usage, and therefore reduce your water bills, too. Contact us to learn more!